Sports

Worth her weight in gold

Chieftains’ Rao rules weight throw at R.I. indoor track and field championship meet
PROVIDENCE – Gianna Rao has experienced very, very few “bad meets” during her marvelous high school career as a weight and hammer thrower for the Ponaganset High girls’ track and field team, but she... more

Smithfield girls dunk competition

Sentinels fend off Titans, Cougars to claim third Div. III title in seven seasons
BRISTOL – Head coach Jennifer Bibeault didn’t know what to expect from her Smithfield High girls’ swim team this season, not only because it was her first season as a high school coach, but also... more

Woonsocket's Briere finally strikes gold at state track meet

Woonsocket seniors sweep weight throw; MSC girls place second in 4x400 relay
PROVIDENCE – It’s hard to believe that someone who is ranked fifth in the nation in the 25-pound weight throw and had placed in the top 10 at last year’s New Balance Nationals in the indoor weight... more

‘Rags-to-riches’ Lions win D-III title

Lincoln’s depth pays dividends in boys’ swim team’s first championship in 17 years
BRISTOL – Winless two seasons ago and winners of just one meet last winter, the Lincoln High boys’ swim team completed its magical rags-to-riches season last Friday night at the Division III... more

Choquette wins hurdles title in photo finish

Cumberland junior joins teammate Drezek, LHS’s Doyle, Thibaudeau in securing top-six places in boys’ R.I. meet
PROVIDENCE – Sixteen athletes seized individual state titles at last Saturday afternoon’s RIIL Indoor Track & Field Championships, but none of them showed more emotion after they won their... more

Lincoln's Andrews claims R.I. girls’ shot put championship

Senior standout puts away competitive field with 36-4 1/4 throw; Cumberland 4x800 relay team claims fifth place
PROVIDENCE – Samantha Andrews harbored no visions of championship glory when she and her Lincoln High indoor track and field teammates walked into the Providence Career & Technical Academy field... more

Coogan captures second place in 600 at state’s indoor track meet

NP senior posts 1:23.12 time, but loses race by third of a second
PROVIDENCE – Nathan Coogan’s superb time of 1:23.12 in the 600-meter run at last Saturday afternoon’s RIIL Indoor Track & Field Championships would have been good enough to capture the state... more

NP swimmers cop top-four finishes at divisional meets

Azevedo shatters her school records in 200, 500 freestyles
BRISTOL – The North Providence High boys’ and girls’ swim teams put exclamation points on their seasons at last weekend’s division championship meets at Roger Williams University’s Aquatic Center by... more

Long time coming: Raiders sew up Div. III-Central championship

Shea girls’ basketball team captures first regular-season title in 12 years with lopsided victory over St. Patrick
PAWTUCKET – The Shea High girls’ basketball team celebrated its “Senior Night” in style last Wednesday, as all six seniors played mostly the whole game and helped the Raiders take a win over St.... more

Scituate captures Div. III-North title

Surging boys’ basketball team holds off Mounties to post ninth straight victory
NORTH SCITUATE – After struggling earlier in the season, the Scituate High boys’ basketball team has caught fire, and last Friday night, they continued their winning ways with a 62-56 win over Mount... more

Clippers’ Horstkamp-Vinekar claims 100-yard butterfly at D-I swim meet

BRISTOL – Cumberland High freshman phenom Ian Horstkamp-Vinekar is expected to be the swimmer to beat in the 100-yard butterfly at Saturday’s RIIL Championships at Brown University, thanks to his... more

Tolman delivers again, defeats Rogers, Toll Gate

Winners of five of their last six games, Tigers settle into fifth place in D-II boys’ hoop standings
PAWTUCKET – The Tolman High boys’ basketball team’s “Senior Night” turned into a success last Tuesday, Feb. 14, as all six of the Tigers’ seniors played a part in helping Tolman demolish Rogers, 67-... more

NP girls’ hoop team wins 12th straight game

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Four nights after clinching the Division III-North championship with a 47-35 win over Davies, the North Providence High girls’ basketball team moved one win away from sewing up the... more

Smithfield’s Mattson sets three Bentley records at NE-10 women’s track meet

ROXBURY, Mass. – Smithfield native and Bentley University sophomore track and field standout Stephanie Mattson enjoyed the best performance of her collegiate career at last weekend’s Northeast-10... more

MSC boys’ swim team places third at D-III championships

BRISTOL – The Mount Saint Charles Academy boys’ swim team scored 269 points to take third place at last Friday night’s Division III championship meet at Roger Williams University’s Aquatic Center.... more

Tanguay nets six goals in co-op hockey team’s victory

NORTH SMITHFIELD – North Providence High junior center Brandon Tanguay delivered one of the best games of his high school hockey career for the Johnston/North Providence co-op team last Saturday... more

Gator’s Pub Adult Summer Volleyball League seeks teams

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Information for the Gator’s Pub Adult Summer Volleyball League is now online at www.gatorspubvolleyball.com, as the league is again offering CoEd, Any 4’s, Men’s, and Women’s... more

Butler & Messier, ClassSick Custom capture Boys & Girls Club basketball championships

PAWTUCKET – The Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket’s Panther Basketball League crowned its champions on Saturday, Feb. 18, with Butler & Messier completing an undefeated season by capturing the... more

NP Girls’ Fastpitch Softball League begins registrations

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Girls’ Fastpitch Softball League has scheduled four registration sessions during the month of March, as well as offering online signups, for the upcoming... more

North Providence Pool & Fitness Center begins registrations for adult swim lessons

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Registration for the North Providence Pool & Fitness Center’s upcoming session of adult group swim lessons (for Levels 1 and 2) is currently underway, and the fee is $60 with a... more